Tillerson to North Korea: We Are Not Your Enemy

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"Secretary Tillerson's travel reaffirms the Administration's commitment to further broaden and enhance US economic and security interests in the Asia-Pacific region", the department said.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is due to attend the Manila meeting, on Tuesday said he wanted dialogue with North Korea at some point, stressing it was not the enemy and the United States did not seek to topple the regime.

"A limited confrontation and it blows up here, I will tell you, the fallout can deplete the soil, the resources and I don't know what will happen to us". The two men agreed to discuss topics including "the state of bilateral relations between Russia and the USA at a meeting on the sidelines of the ASEAN regional forum on security from August 6 to 8 in Manila", the Russian foreign ministry statement said. "I believe him, and if I were China, I would believe him too and do something about it", Graham said.

And he continued to push for Chinese help to keep pressure on North Korea due to their special economic relationship. Lindsay Graham told NBC on Tuesday that military options could be used to halt threats from the country.

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President Donald Trump's administration has said all options are on the table in dealing with North Korea, including military ones. "Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet. they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk". "I think we're going to continue to have that conversation as it regards North Korea". "China could easily solve this problem!"

But Tillerson is expected to meet with the top envoys from the other nations in stalled "six-party" negotiations aimed at reining in Pyongyang's nuclear programme: China, Russia, Japan and South Korea.

Sanders said: "The president obviously has been very outspoken about how he feels about North Korea". He suggested the Trump administration may not continue to find Iran is in compliance with the multinational accord.

While the Trump administration is working with Russia in Syria to fight terrorists and develop cease-fire zones, the US position remains that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - Russia's ally - can have "no role in the future governing of Syria" and that Iran's forces "must leave and go home".

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